Unconventional to say the least
I know that the typical fashion for a biography in the music industry is to have it written by someone else. Someone who will weave your words into a beautiful tapestry. Someone who can turn your life into a story so interesting that Spielberg himself would jump at the chance to direct the screenplay.
Well, I tried to get a great writer to do this…. really, I did. Unfortunately, getting in touch with Margaret Atwood is harder than it seems.
So here I am sitting at my computer writing about myself in the 3rd person and hating it. Then I remembered something - I'm Megan Massey and I don't play by anyone's rules, not even my own. So here it is - my autobiography.
Sorry, I know I said this was going to be short and boring.... but honestly, that would be really off-brand for me. I'll at least try to keep it to the point.
As you might already know (because I mentioned it two paragraphs ago) my name is Megan Massey. I'm a pop/R&B/funk artist and songwriter from Toronto, and I'm currently releasing a new song every week. Each release is also paired with a vlog documenting the whole creation process as it happens in real-time. From the composition, writing, and recording to shooting and editing the cover art and visuals - it's all happening on a weekly basis. As you might imagine I haven't had a minute to myself in what feels like weeks but honestly, I couldn't be happier because - me? I live for this kind of thing.
You see, I come from a family of musicians and performers. My mother is a dancer, my father is a drummer, my sister is in film, and my grandfather is a Grammy-nominated composer. I mean my parents met while doing a production of "A Chorus Line" for goodness sake. It's the kind of stuff you can't make up.
As you can imagine, it was only a matter of time before my pension for performance made its debut in my personality - and it didn't take long either. At three years old I was singing and dancing at every opportunity that presented itself, by nine I was acting in film and television, and by thirteen I had written my first song.
From there I adopted a moniker now belonging to a real-life crime-fighting superhero (seriously, I'm not kidding). Under the name "Phoenix Jones" I released my first EP - written and produced entirely by myself. The album titled "Soundtrack of my Life" was pretty good, despite the terrible name, and actually landed me on the official Grammy Awards Ballot (aka “pre-nomination) in seven categories.
Best New Artist
Best Female Pop Artist
Best Pop Song
Best Dance Song
Since returning to my given name, Megan, I have been developing and growing as an artist, experimenting with different genres, writing styles, and vocal tones.
This “Every Single Saturday” project is my way of putting all of my acquired skills to the test. I am determined to find answers to one question in particular -
Are there any limits to what we can accomplish
when we give it everything we’ve got?